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Intel's desktop Conroes will have 4MB of cache

Desktop Roadmaps And Pentium Ms go desktop, at last
Wed Jul 13 2005, 11:32
THE LATEST roadmap supplied by Intel to its OEM customers shows that it's now added Conroe microprocessors to its product mix.

The Conroe family is slated to enter the desktop fray in the second half of 2006 and these chips will use the 950, 940, 930 and 920 numbers, taking over from other 9XX chips in the Presler range. Presler is slated for introduction in the first quarter of next year, and are built using 65 nanometre process technology.

They have two times 2MB of L2 cache, but Conroe processors will come in both two times 2MB and two times 4MB flavours. The same roadmaps seen by the INQ show that Intel will add a Pentium 4 processor numbered 673 later this year. This will be a 3.80GHz microprocessor with a bus speed of 800MHz, 2MB of cache, and supporting VT, HT, EIST, EM64T and the antiviral XD bit. It's a Cedar Mill chip.

Meanwhile Intel has confirmed it will produce Yonah dual core CPUs which use the Calistoga chipset family in the first quarter of next year. These will be targed at the "small form factor", "all in one" and "entertainment PC" markets.

Will those machines have little apples on their side? Probably slightly later in 2006. µ

See Also
Intel's Yonah threatens desktop futures
A field guide to Intel's Nehalem revealed
Intel throws out power numbers
Intel readies Extreme Home chips
Intel Woodcrest is Xeon and Conroe is desktop
How Intel will rip up its current roadmaps
Intel Conroe means goodbye to Pentium 4


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